Online Safety – 10/11/22– iOS 16

One of the main features of Apple’s latest iOS update is an improvement in parental controls. All iPhones from iPhone 8 can install this update. With the ‘Family Shaing’ feature, parents can set up preferences on their child’s device such as allotted screentime period, location sharing, and access to age-appropriate media. Children can also send screentime requests to their parent or carer, which gives the opportunity to adults to accept or decline. It is always useful to discuss screen time limits  and app access with your child and why you are implementing them before you do so.